Javier Arrebola is a pianist, chamber musician, vocal coach and scholar driven to enhance students’ and audiences’ understanding of music through exploration of history, politics, literature, poetry, geography, artwork and music theory.
His professional activities have taken place in over ten countries throughout Europe, North America and Latin America. Among other engagements and invitations to lecture, teach and give recitals at different institutions, he is a regular faculty at Tanglewood Music Center, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, and SongFest at the Colburn School.
As a scholar, he lectures on chamber music and song literature, including Nordic and Spanish repertoires, among the core German, French and English traditions. Fluent in Spanish and English, as well as proficient in German, French, Italian, Finnish and Swedish, Arrebola provides a unique, scholarly perspective on Art Song.
Arrebola holds a Doctor of Music Degree and a Masters Degree in Piano from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), as well as degrees in Piano and in Chamber Music from the Madrid Royal Conservatory (Spain). His doctoral project at the Sibelius Academy included the public performance of all of Franz Schubert’s completed piano sonatas on both historical fortepianos and modern instruments, as well as a thesis on The Unfinished Piano Sonatas of Franz Schubert.
Arrebola has served on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as Visiting Assistant Professor in Voice/Collaborative Piano and he is currently the Chair of the Collaborative Piano department at Boston University.